American Airlines

Charlotte is one of 10 U.S. cities that could get nonstop flights to Havana, Cuba, under tentative plans announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Deshaun Watson
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Police have named the victims and are continuing to investigate a triple murder Friday in Pineville. Meanwhile, a driver suspected in a fatal hit and run last week on Pineville-Matthews Road has been charged after turning himself in to police. And Heisman Trophy hopeful Deshaun Watson put on a show before a record crowd at Bank of America Stadium last night, as No. 1 ranked Clemson defeated North Carolina for the ACC football title.

US Airways

Friday at 12:05 p.m., a flight from Philadelphia will land at Charlotte Douglas Airport. This is not normally news, or history. But this flight will be both.

If you happen to be in the terminal around that scheduled landing time make sure to stop by gate D-13 and look for US Airways flight 1939. It will be on the ground for two hours and then it’s off to Phoenix. When it takes off it will mark the end of an airline.

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Dozens of flights were canceled yesterday at North Carolina’s major airports as a computer problem snarled air traffic along the East Coast.  At least 150 departures were affected at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, while 22 flights were canceled at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration said late Saturday afternoon that the computer problem had been resolved and flights were returning to normal. 

American Airlines Group

American Airlines announced their first quarter profits Friday. And they were a record $932 million. It’s great news for the airline and their stockholders and certainly noted by North Carolina lawmakers. 

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Charlotte business leaders met in Ballantyne Friday to discuss transportation issues, including failing infrastructure and funding shortfalls. But the number one topic of conversation was a specific tax carve-out for American Airlines. 

American Airlines Reports Record Profit After Merger

Apr 25, 2014
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In its first quarter after merging, the combined American Airlines and US Airways reported record profits, despite brutal winter weather.


Airline Merger Creates Few Immediate Changes At CLT

Dec 9, 2013
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US Airways and American Airlines officially merged Monday to create the world’s largest airline. Charlotte’s airport, a current US Airways hub, will become the second-busiest in the new airline’s network but customers and employees are not expected to see immediate changes.


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Charlotte's airport will remain a major hub for U.S. Airways for at least three years after the company merges with American Airlines. That's part of a settlement the airlines reached with the Justice Department and state attorneys general today, which had sued to block the merger.


Charlotte’s largest airline has reported lower net income for the third quarter compared to the same period a year ago.  U.S. Airways says it made $216 million in the quarter.  That’s down from $245 million last year.    But the airline says it made a record pre-tax profit of nearly $370 million this quarter.    Speaking during a conference call with analysts Wednesday, U.S. Airways president Scott Kirby was asked if the strong earnings undercuts the pending merger with American Airlines, which last week also reported record profits.   

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